GUIDELINES TO PLAN YOUR FAMILY ADVENTURE VACATIONS
Family vacation filled with adventures will be enriching, enjoyable and exciting if well prepared. Organizing a family adventure travel is undoubtedly a challenge. If you’re taking it on for the first time you might want to consider hiring a professional travel agency to create adventure vacation for you. Yet some like the freedom of creating their own agenda. However you’re not the only one to embark the epic adventure, therefor get everyone involved to do their part in the process of creating your dream family vacation. Planning your family vacation six months ahead will save you from feeling overloaded with getting all the information you need or the destination or adventures being booked out.
CONNECT AND MAKE MEANINGFUL STORIES
A family meeting is a good way to find our what everyone wants from the vacation. You’ll get to know whether you, your partner and kids would like to experience transformation, expand world view, learn new things, explore and discover nature, strengthen mental health, have fun & thrills together, connect with each other, make meaningful stories, build physical health, indulge unique experience or a little bit of everything. Discuss and write down your wishes, decisions and facts to guide your research before choosing a destination, booking accommodation and selecting adventure travel specialist.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENJOYABLE ADVENTURES
Deciding on the budget for the upcoming travel will help you keep within the chosen amount of the annual travel amount. Setting a daily amount is helpful when choosing your activities. Some families have very different interests, therefor wise to make personal daily budgets, for everyone to have equal opportunities in filling up their day with enjoyable adventures.
A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING TRAVEL STYLE
Travel style is everything about what makes your family feel comfortable while travelling. Knowing whether your soul jigs being based in one place or on a multi-destination holiday is important. Being located the entire time in the heart of the mountains or in urban environment, in peaceful nature or in vibrant town, or a little of everything and be constantly on the move, can be a bit much on the kids. Families often choose one week of active adventures, before changing their base.
EVERYONE NEEDS A COZY SPOT
Your travel personality defines whether you feel comfortable following an agenda or hourly schedule. Getting around by schedule is effortless when travelling with agency, but influences your energy level more when you’re on your own tour with long and exhausting transfers. Perhaps you’d like to overcome the distances travelling by bike or trekking? Nevertheless, after a day filled with experiences in culture and customs or challenging activities in nature, you’ll want to relax and talk about your day with your partner and kids. Everyone needs a cozy spot, may it be tucked in a sleeping bag glamping, gathered in a bunch on sofa in a family apartment or occupying your spot on luxurious bed of a 5 five star hotel. After a good night sleep, your kids will hungry before they open their eyes. You want to be prepared for serious hunger. Inform yourself of where to find healthy food shops, if you like to cook yourself, or good restaurants, if you wish to eat out. However quality food is essential for everyone to be happy, healthy and willing to embark on activities.
SELECTING FAMILY ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
Selecting adventure activities for a family and outdoor adventure tour provider is important, because tours should be enjoyable for everyone, their providers friendly and flexible to meet everyone’s needs. Try to stay close to your family lifestyle. A sport and discovery oriented family will enjoy fun and thrilling adventures, like rafting, canyoning, river tubing, rock climbing,… Healthy lifestyle oriented families, who like to try new things and expand their horizons will enjoy hiking, cycling, river walking, snow shoeing etc. However always start with easy adventures, you know kids can handle. During vacation investigate how everyone’s day was and adjust itinerary if necessary.
CHOOSE FAMILY FRIENDLY OUTDOOR DESTINATION
Having your budget set, needs, travel style and personality figured out, you can choose a destination. Travelling overseas can be expensive, on the other hand reservations well ahead are usually more affordable. Popular outdoor adventure destinations tend to be pricey, but offer good family deals, therefor crowded. If you seek added value to your responsible travel style and you like personal experience and friendly atmosphere, then look for pocket countries. There you’ll find untouched nature, genuine people who are excited to bond with you and take time for reminiscing their meaningful stories, reveal secret gems and offer a helping hand.
Visiting new places arises safety considerations, but keep in mind that in every country around the World live friendly people like you, who have lovely families like yours.
If you wish to skip planning and organizing, we’re always excited to immerse your family in adventure vacations in Soča valley, Slovenia.
Written by Katja Rogelj. Photography by Kata adventures, Matej Mejovšek and Nataša Voljčank.